1. Family: Amaryllidaceae J.St.-Hil.
    1. Tulbaghia L.

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Africa.


    Flora Zambesiaca Alliaceae by S. Kativu

    Perennial geophytic herbs with an alliaceous smell.
    Rootstock a corm or rhizome.
    Leaves filiform or narrowly linear, in 2 rows.
    Peduncle solitary, erect.
    Involucral bracts 2, ovate acuminate to narrowly lanceolate.
    Inflorescences 3–40-flowered.
    Perianth segments united into a tube for about half the length, bearing 3 or more free scales or a fleshy tubular corona.
    Anthers sessile in 2 whorls.
    Ovary superior; style short; stigma capitate.
    Capsule dehiscing loculicidally, surrounded by a persistent perianth; seeds black, trigonal.



    Found In:

    Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Introduced Into:

    Mexico Central

    Tulbaghia L. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Mant. Pl.: 148 (1771)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011) World checklist of selected plant families published update . Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew


    Flora Zambesiaca
    • ―Burbidge in Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinb. 36: 77–103 (1978).
    • ―Vosa in Ann. Bot. (Roma) 34: 47–121 (1975).
    • Mant. Pl. Alt.: 148 (1771), nom. conserv.


    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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